January 2013: HVH and PSH Auxiliaries

Dawn, Corinne, Roberta (winner of the raffle), Karen and Kim holding a quilt made by Candace which raised $730 for Project Safehouse.

By Nirvana Habash

CCS thrives on the work and dedication of our volunteers. We often rely on their expertise, their time, and their passion to help CCS be the catalyst it strives to be for caring communities and social justice. Thanks to the incredible women who share their time on our Auxiliary Board for Project Safehouse (PSH) and Hidden Valley House (HVH), our two emergency shelters, we are able to ensure safe, vibrant, and caring environments for women, men and children seeking refuge from abusive homes.

Why does CCS rely on the Auxiliary Boards?

The HVH Auxiliary Board supports our North County shelter, while the PSH Auxiliary Board supports our East County Shelter. We have staff that operate both shelters, including family advocates, hotline operators, and program managers. The staff is responsible for the care of the shelter and the residents who are staying temporarily. Our Auxiliaries foster a feeling of communities at these shelters. Each Auxiliary helps provide monetary and in-kind support. When new residents arrive who are in need of extra assistance, the Auxiliary step up to problem-solve. The members of these Auxiliaries go above and beyond, often hosting parties during holidays, baking cupcakes and cookies with the children who are staying at the shelter.

Are there any upcoming events?

YES! The Auxiliaries are always planning fundraisers.

  • Project Safehouse will be hosting their annual Game Night on March 15th at the Mission Beach Women’s Club.
  • The San Diego Repertory Theatre is offering $10 off your ticket and $10 to PSH for ANY upcoming show when you use the code word “SAFE”.
  • Hidden Valley House’s annual Tea is on November 2nd. More information to come…

How can I help?

We’re always looking to expand the membership of our PSH Auxiliary. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us. If your time is limited, consider making a personal contribution.

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